For several years now, Kempaş has been a specialist in the production of yarns from recycled fibres. Kempaş will further expand in this sustainable yarn segment in future. The Autocoro from Saurer played an important role in allowing Kempaş to position this sustainable strategy as one of the most important successes in its company history.
Today, Kempaş İplik continues its production activities in the city of Uşak, the recycled yarn centre of Turkey, with 90 staff members working in an enclosed area measuring 25 000 m2 on a tract of land 40 000 m2 in size.
On its recycling journey, the company has seen consistent growth and is only heading in one direction: up! In line with this, Kempas has already purchased another 8 000 m2 piece of land close to its current site to accommodate the future expansion of its recycled yarn production capacities.
Profitability and sustainability go hand in hand
“At the beginning of 2005, we established the factory with Saurer open-end machines, today we produce 6 400 tons of yarn per year with 5 400 spinning units. As raw material, we use cotton fibre recycled from textile scraps, which has increased our profitability. This has had a positive impact on the environment, too,” says Yağcı, pictured above with his son Murat Yağcı on the right.
“We have three generations of Saurer Autocoro open-end machines. We started yarn production with Saurer, and it has also been our companion on our recycling journey. Our Autocoro open-end machines contributed to our positive company image in terms of production, efficiency and yarn quality. They also reduced our production costs,” he adds.
“Our Autocoro open-end machines contributed to our positive company image in terms of production, efficiency and yarn quality,” Kemal Yağcı, Owner of Kempaş İplik.
Sustainability as a comprehensive corporate philosophy
His son and successor, Murat Yağcı, says: “We have a responsibility to leave a better world for future generations, so we aim to increase our share of the recycled yarn market even more by consuming less cotton, dye and water. We are also installing solar energy panels on the factory’s roof to optimize the consumption of our limited sources and use sustainable sources of energy, too.”
Strong cooperation with the world’s well-known fashion retailers
Today, Kempaş İplik exports 50% of its products and is one of the Inditex Group-approved suppliers. It also has Oeko-Tex and GRS certificates. Kempaş mainly produces recycled cotton-virgin polyester blend yarns ranging from Ne 6 to Ne 36, with different mixing ratios, mainly Ne 28 knitting and weaving yarns.
Factory manager Hasan Durmuş adds: “Saurer has been our solution partner for many years. We are very pleased with the user-friendliness of the machines, their high efficiency and yarn quality standard as well as the high level of service provided by Saurer Turkey.”
“We are very pleased with the user-friendliness of the machines, their high efficiency and yarn quality standard as well as the high level of service provided by Saurer Turkey,” Hasan Durmuş, Factory Manager of Kempaş İplik.